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Publication numberUS1814064 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1931
Filing dateMay 20, 1930
Priority dateMay 20, 1930
Publication numberUS 1814064 A, US 1814064A, US-A-1814064, US1814064 A, US1814064A
InventorsIsidore Tolkow
Original AssigneeIsidore Tolkow
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin holder
US 1814064 A
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COIN HOLDER Filed May 20. 19:0

HELP THE ORPHANS Januzme? T5 Invenlor A Ilomey Patented July 14, 1931 UNITED STATES ISIDORE TOLKOW, or NEW YORK, N. Y.

COIN HOLDER Application filed May 20, 1930. Serial 110. 454,049.

This invention relates to improvements in coin holders.

The primary object of the invention resides in a coin holder in the form of a board which may be hung up to receive donations for charitable purposes, and which receives and visibly displays the coins placed therein in columns of various denominations.

Another object of the invention is to provide a coin holder which embodies a plurality of vertical parallel coin receiving slots or pockets of various widths to accommodate the reception of coins of various denominations, the front wall of the holder being of a transparent non-breakable material so that the amount of the contents of the holder may be known at all times, there being a locking flap for closing the entrance ends of the coin receiving slots to prevent unauthorized pilfering of the contents.

A further object is the provision of coin holder which is constructed of inexpensive material to enable the replacing of the holder which may become soiled or damaged in use without an great expense on the part of the charitab e organization utilizing the holder for charitable purposes.

With these and other objects in view the invention resides in the certain novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully described, are particularly pointed out in the appended claim, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a front elevational view of my improved coin holder.

Figure 2 is an end elevational view of the same.

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail horizontal sectional view on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is an enlarged vertical detail sectional view on the line 44 of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawings by reference characters, the numeral 10 designates my improved coin holder in its entirety which in cludes a rigid back wall 11 of any suitable flat material and preferably cardboard or the like. The board or back wall 11 in the present instance is shown as rectangular in plan or front elevation shown in Figure 1, while secured to the front side of'the back wall 11 atthe bottom edge thereof is a cross strip 12 which may also be of cardboard and fastened to the back wall 11 by staples 13, or an adhesive. Extending upwardly from the cross strip '12 and also fastened to the front of the back wall 11 are vertical spacer strips 14 preferably of cardboard andwhich are also fastened to the back wall by staples or like fastening means 15. The top of the vertical spacer strips 14 terminate short of the top edge of the back wall 11 and are spaced at various distances for the purpose of accom modating coins of various denominations.

Secured to the vertical strips 14 andcross strips 12 as by adhesive or like material is a transparent front panel 16 which may be constructed of any suitable nonbreakable trans parent material such. as isinglass or the like, and which transparent panel coacts with the respective strips for defining pockets or coin receiving slots 17, the said slots opening at the top end thereof as at 18. If desired, the respective denominations may be printed at the top of the coin receiving slots, as indicated at 19, in order that a person wishingto' contribute may deposit the coins in" the re spective slots provided therefor. 3

For the purpose of preventing unauthor ized pilfering of the contents of the coin re-' ceiving slots, I provide av closure flapQO constructed'also of a transparent material similar to the material fromwhich the panel 16 is constructed, one edge :of the flap-being fastened by adhesive or like substance to the front of the back wall 11, directly above the coin receiving slot. The opposite edge or end of the flap is disposed in overlapping engagement with the open end of the coin receiving slot and the front transparent panel 15. The said flap 20 is provided with coin openings 21 which register with the respective slots 17 when the flap is in closed position to facilitate the insertion of the coins into the respective slots. In order that the flap 20 may lie flat against the front transparent panel 16, it is necessary that the transparent material from which the flap is constructed be flexible soas to overlie the open ends 18 of the coin slots in the manner best seen in Figure 4 of the drawing. The openings 21 are so disposed that it is possible to insert the coins into the respective slots, but by inverting the card it is difficult to shake the coins from the slots through the open; ings 21. For securing the flap 20 in a closed or overlapping position, I provide the same centrally thereof with an opening 22 to facilitate the passage of an eye 23 therethrough, and which eye receives the staple ofa key actuated padlock 24. It will be seen that when the padlock is in locked engagement with the eye 23, the said flap 20 cannot be lifted, but by unlocking the padlock, the authorized party may remove the same and swing the flap 20 to an open position whereupon the accumulated coins may be emptied from the respective slots, and the closure flap swun to a closed position and the lock replaced upon the eye 23.

In the drawing I have shown the back wall 11 as extending above the open ends of the coin receiving slots and if desired suitable indicia may be printed thereon, or a label 25 pasted in the space so that the same overlaps the top edge of the closure flap 20. Also if desired, a calendar 26 may be mounted at the bottom edge of the card or coin holder as shown.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that I have provided a simple and inexpensive coin holder especially adapted for use for charitable purposes, and which may be distributed and displayed in stores, homes, and any public places.

The holder is attractive in that the coins deposited therein may be seen at all times and the authorities may know when the holder is completely filled so that the contents may be removed.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new end desire to secure by Letters Patent is A coin holder comprising a supporting back plate, a plurality of spaced parallel strips secured to the front side of the back plate defining a plurality of coin receiving channels, a cross strip secured to the back plate and engaging the lower end of the first mentioned strip and closing the lower end of said channel, a front transparent panel secured to the front of said back wall overlying all of the strips and the channel, and a flexible transparent flap secured to the supporting back plate above the strip and the front panel and movable over the upper edge of said front panel and having a plurality of entrance slots therein communicating with the channel, and means for securing of the flaps to the front panel against unauthorized opening movement. I

In testimony whereof I aflix' my signature.


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US20040054544 *Sep 12, 2002Mar 18, 2004Alexander SlootFundraising system and method
WO2003063638A1 *Jan 20, 2003Aug 7, 2003Caroline ChautempsPocket container/sorter for coins
U.S. Classification232/5, 232/4.00R
International ClassificationA45C1/12, A45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/12
European ClassificationA45C1/12